Achtung Cthulhu : Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War
Yes, a full 6 months later, I’m finally getting to Part 2. I won’t bore you with my excuses, but hey, I’m still producing faster that George RR Martin. For those who’ve forgotten, you can find Part 1 by clicking the end of this sentence.
So someone in your gaming group would be the one to act as Game Keeper, devise the adventures, hoard the secrets, and generally works
their best to drive the players insane. The volume at hand is ably suited to assist those efforts. Some world continuity is doled out,
but by and large, the Keeper’s Guide is simply stuffed to the gills with tools for an industrious Keeper to shape around his own ideas. SO
much is here, its easiest to tackle in order.
Much like the Player’s Guide, the Keeper’s guide opens with a couple of excellent timelines. The first is labeled as the secret history of
WWII. It does a delightful job of juxtaposing the major events of the war alongside a wide range of occult and supernatural occurrences.
Proximity does not mean causality, but readers are left to make their own connections. Some very useful real-world facts are here, some
about real-world notable in the occult. And they’re blended so well with the in-game facts, you’ll have trouble telling them apart!
The second timeline proceeds from within Germany itself, from an interior point-of-view, and includes far more in-game knowledge about the founding and growth of occult forces within Hitler’s Germany.